Senior Infrastructure Engineer

Wellington, NZ

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use platform that helps small businesses and their accounting and bookkeeping advisors grow and thrive. 
At Xero, our purpose is to make life better for people in small business, their advisors, and communities around the world. This purpose sits at the centre of everything we do. We support our people to do the best work of their lives so that they can help small businesses succeed through better tools, information and connections. Because when they succeed they make a difference, and when millions of small businesses are making a difference, the world is a more beautiful place.
Our Platform Engineering team are looking for an experienced Senior Infrastructure Engineer in Wellington.
About the team:Xero’s Platform Engineering group builds critical applications and services consumed throughout Xero globally.  We’re central to keeping Xero online and scaling to millions of customers. 
We’re a team that enjoys putting on a lot of different hats and we operate on a model of high ownership. This means everyone on the team helps to build, support, monitor, and troubleshoot our applications in production. We pride ourselves in our emphasis on performance and scalability, our desire to innovate and improve the way we work, and our commitment to quality.
How you’ll make an impact:You’ll help us scale to meet the demands of over a million global customers and have a voice in deciding the tools and approaches we use. At Xero, continuous improvement is something we focus on each and every day.  We’re all about rapid release cycles, continuous integration and delivery.
The Infrastructure Engineer role partners with their development team as the champions of good operational practices and the developer experience. They use creative problem solving to empower teams by making the process of delivering and supporting apps as smooth and repeatable as possible.
We’re looking for someone who has a passion for technology and continuous improvement, and enjoys a collaborative approach to software development.  We also value someone who can share that knowledge and grow other people in the team.
It would be great for you to have experience with relevant technologies used throughout the software development lifecycle. Source control systems (Git), build systems (such as TeamCity or Jenkins), deployment tooling (including AWS CodeDeploy, Octopus Deploy, etc) and monitoring tools (like Cloudwatch and New Relic).

What you’ll bring with you:

  • Automating infrastructure in a cloud environment, preferably AWS
  • Managing cloud-based production workloads at scale using infrastructure-as-code
  • Building and deploying containerised applications
  • Agile software development methodology and tooling
  • Continuous integration and deployment practices
  • Administering Windows/Linux servers
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Why you should become a Xero
It’s a diverse and inclusive environment, with people who will respect, challenge, support and mentor you to do the best work of your life.  We’re a place where innovation and change are not only encouraged, but celebrated.  We value our people and want them to enjoy and take pride in their work. 
We’re very supportive of flexible working arrangements and offer a competitive remuneration package including shares and life insurance, in addition to your base salary.  We have a culture we’re proud of - whether you're after a workplace with a social vibe, or a workplace which understands your family is priority, Xero is all of that and more.
Xero is an NZ Immigration Accredited Employer and Rainbow Tick certified too.
Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for this position.
Job tags: AWS Git Linux Windows